We put our first 1000 miles on our 2012 Elantra GLS after downsizing from a 2007 Sonata LTD.
No regrets yet.
The interior space is comparable to the Sonata giving me plenty of leg and head room for my 6'2" frame. Back seat space comfortably accommodates 2 adults. The new 148 hp 4 cylinder has plenty of pop and the 6 speed transmission operates smoothly.
The eye-catching design is a real head turner.
We did get the preferred package which adds a few extras.
After reading a few reviews, I was concerned about the gas mileage being overstated, but we recently got over 41 mpg on a road trip and average about 36-38 on our first 3 tanks of gas.
This is according to the on board avg indicator.
The dashboard is easy to read and well designed.
Gas mileage is very good.
I am a conservative driver and I'd expect to get well over the 40 MPG on straight highway driving.
Good trunk space for a smaller car.
It looks small but does not drive small.
Excellent visibility in all directions.
No blind spots.
The bluetooth is a little sporadic in responding to name commands, but I suspect this is normal.
The steering seems to be just a little "loose."
The car is
in big demand right now since we had over a month of waiting from the time we ordered the car until we took possession, but it was worth the wait.
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